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					RV Safety Alarms Education Test
This Educational Test is designed to improve the
knowledge of RV technicians as to the history and
performance of safety alarms installed in RV’s.



                          Section: Carbon Monoxide Alarms
                          There are many potential sources of
                          Carbon Monoxide Gas on RV’s.
                          Engine exhaust, generator exhaust, gas
                          stoves, grills, gas appliances, heaters,
                          gas lanterns and even RV’s parked near
                          by.
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Question #1

When were Carbon Monoxide Alarms first required to be installed
in new RV’s with “gasoline motors, gasoline generators and units
gasoline generator ready” by the RVIA?
A. 1993
B. 1996
C. 2000
D. 2005
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Question #1
When were CO Alarms first required to be installed in new RV’s
with “gasoline motors, gasoline generators and units gasoline
generator ready” by the RVIA?
A. 1993 – All new motorized RVs - Class A, B & C are required
   to have a CO Alarm installed as of Oct. 1993
B. 1996
C. 2000
D. 2005 – All new RV’s are required to have a CO Alarm installed
   as of Jan. 1, 2005 per the RVIA
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Question #2

Approximately how many RV’s were manufactured without CO
Alarms, between January 1985 and January 2005 – prior to the
requirement to have a CO Alarm installed in all RV’s.
A. 2.0 Million
B. 2.5 Million
C. 3.0 Million
D. 3.8 Million
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Question #2
Approximately how many RV’s were manufactured without CO
Alarms, between January 1985 and January 2005 – prior to the
requirement to have a CO Alarm installed in all RV’s.
A. 2.0 Million
B. 2.5 Million
C. 3.0 Million
D. 3.8 Million – A majority of these RV’s are still in use but did
   not have a CO Alarm installed when first sold. CO Alarms
   should be installed during Service.
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Question #3

What is the recommended service life of Safe-T-Alert CO Alarms
installed in RV’s?
A. 1 Year
B. 5 Years
C. 10 Years
D. Until they quit working.
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Question #3
What is the recommended service life of Safe-T-Alert CO Alarms
installed in RV’s?
A. 1 Year
B. 5 Years – check the date code on CO Alarms during service and
   replace all alarms over 5 years old. Starting in late 2009 all new
   CO alarms will have a “minimum” 3 Year End of Life signal
   built into the circuit to insure timely replacement
C. 10 Years
D. Until they quit working.
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Question #4

Approximately how many motorized RV’s were manufactured
between October 1993 and June 2004? The original CO Alarms
installed in these motorized RV’s have reached the end of their
service life and need to be replaced.
A. 500,000
B. 675,000
C. 750,000
D. 1,100,000
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Question #4
Approximately how many motorized RV’s were manufactured
between October 1993 and June 2004? The original CO Alarms
installed in these motorized RV’s have reached the end of their
service life and need to be replaced.
A. 500,000
B. 675,000
C. 750,000
D. 1,100,000– when servicing check the date code or replace by
   date on all RV’s built prior to 2006.
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Question #5

All CO Alarms installed on RVIA approved RV’s
have passed the RV requirements for UL listing?
A. Yes
B. No
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Question #5

All CO Alarms installed on RVIA approved RV’s have passed the
RV requirements for UL listing?
A.Yes
B.No – Some RVIA approved CO Alarms are listed to CSA 6.19-
2001. Only CO Alarms that have been listed to “UL 2034 – RV
use” have been tested to perform in extreme RV environments.
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Question #6

In what month of 2009 did CCI Controls, a long time manufacturer
of CO detectors cease operations?
A. January
B. February
C. March
D. April
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Question #6

In what month of 2009 did CCI Controls, a long time manufacturer
of CO detectors cease operations?
A. January
B. February – Safe-T-Alert (MTI Industries) manufacturers
   replacement alarms for surface & flush mount CCI Controls
   detectors.
C. March
D. April
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Replace:

CCI Controls CO Alarms


With:

Safe-T-Alert CO Alarms      60-541WT Surface Mount




                            60-542WT Flush Mount
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Question #7
Carbon Monoxide Alarms must be installed high on the wall or
ceiling?
A. Yes
B. No
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Question #7
Carbon Monoxide Alarms must be installed high on the wall or ceiling?
A.   Yes
B.   No – NFPA 720-2009 states “The location for effective performance is
     not generally dependent on mounting height. The density of carbon
     monoxide is similar to that of air at room temperature, and carbon
     monoxide generally mixes readily with air.”

     MTI has combination CO / LP Gas
     alarms that can replace old LP Gas
     Alarms to give RV’ers protection
     from both gases. Model 35-742 fits
     CCI LP Gas Leak Detector cutouts
     and also adds a CO detection to older             Dual CO / LP Gas Alarm
     RV’s                                                        Model 35-742
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Question #8
Battery Operated CO Alarms purchased at Home Depot or other
big box stores are approved for RV use?
A. Yes
B. No
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Question #8
Battery Operated CO Alarms purchased at Home Depot or other
big box stores are approved for RV use?
A. Yes
B. No – normally CO Alarms sold at the big box stores like
   Home Depot or Lowes are only listed to residential
   standards. Residential alarms are not listed to work at
   extreme temperatures like RV listed units are.
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Question #9
Pushing the test button on a CO Alarm only tests the circuit, not the
sensor?
A. Yes
B. No
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Question #9
Pushing the test button on a CO Alarm only tests the
circuit, not the sensor?
A. Yes – Pushing the test button only checks the alarms
   sounder circuit not the sensor. MTI has just
   introduced a test kit which includes a can of Carbon
   Monoxide Gas which can be used to test the sensor
   at the 400 ppm UL calibration test point. All CO
   Alarms under 5 years old should be tested with
   Carbon Monoxide Gas at least every six months.
B. No
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Question #10
At low levels of CO (70-140 ppm) how long does a properly
calibrated CO Alarm take to start sounding?
A. 1-9 minutes
B. 10-29 minutes
C. 30-59 minutes
D. 60-240 minutes
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Question #10
At low levels of CO (70-149 ppm) how long does a properly
calibrated CO Alarm take to start sounding?
A. 1-9 minutes
B. 10-29 minutes
C. 30-59 minutes
D. 60-240 minutes – Correct. A properly calibrated CO Alarm can
   go into alarm anywhere between 1 and 4 hours at low levels of
   Carbon Monoxide.
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Question #11
At high levels of CO (above 400 ppm) how long does a properly
calibrated CO Alarm take to start sounding?
A. Less than 1 minute
B. 1-4 minutes
C. 4-15 minutes
D. 16-30 minutes
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Question #11
At high levels of CO (above 400 ppm) how long does a properly
calibrated CO Alarm take to start sounding?
A. Less than 1 minute
B. 1-4 minutes
C. 4-15 minutes – Correct. The alarm can sound anywhere
   between 4 and 15 minutes and still be in calibration. When
   testing with CO Gas be sure the alarm is warmed up prior to
   starting the test.
D. 16-30 minutes
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Question #12
Which is an initial symptom of low to moderate CO poisoning?

A.   Headache
B.   Fatigue
C.   Shortness of breath
D.    Nausea
E.    Dizziness
F.    All of the above
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Question #12
Which is an initial symptom of low to moderate CO poisoning?

A.   Headache
B.   Fatigue
C.   Shortness of breath
D.    Nausea
E.    Dizziness
F.    All of the above. The initial symptoms of low to moderate
      CO poisoning are similar to the flu (but without the fever).
      Source CPSC Document #466
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Question #13
Combination Smoke / Carbon Monoxide Alarms use separate
battery sources to power the two different sensors.
A. Yes
B. No
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Question #13

Combination Smoke / Carbon Monoxide Alarms use separate
battery sources to power the two different sensors.
A. Yes
B. No – RV listed combination Smoke / CO Alarms use a single
   battery source to power both sensors. If the battery source is
   removed or loses its power the RV’er will be without
   protection from both Carbon Monoxide and smoke until a
   replacement battery is installed.
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Question #14
Because Carbon Monoxide is invisible and a odorless tasteless gas
CO Alarms must be installed in the separate bedroom / sleeping
area of the RV.
A. Yes
B. No
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Question #14
Because Carbon Monoxide is invisible and a odorless tasteless gas CO Alarms
must be installed in the separate bedroom / sleeping area of the RV.
 A.   Yes
 B.   No – The National Fire Protection
      Association (NFPA) recommends
      CO Alarms be installed outside
      each sleeping area of a home. In
      RV’s CO alarms and combination
      CO / LP Gas Alarms are installed
      near the gas appliances, if the
      RV’er wants additional protection a
      second CO Alarm can be installed
      in the separate sleeping area.
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Review of Service Opportunities
• Over 3.8 million RV’s built prior to 2005 may still be on the road
without protection from CO. CO alarms should be installed during
service.
• Another 1,100,000 plus RV’s built from 1993 to January 2006
could have CO alarms over 5 year old that should be replaced. Check
date codes during service.
• Test alarms under 5 years old with Safe-T-Alert Detectagas (CO
test gas in a can)
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Review of Service Opportunities

• CCI Controls has recently discontinued operations. MTI
Industries / Safe-T-Alert brand CO alarms can be used as direct
replacements.
• Combination alarms can be used to upgrade both CO & LP
Gas detection in one 12 volt wired in alarm. Combination CO /
Smoke alarms can be easily disabled by removing a single
battery.
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   For more information, contact MTI Industries
                 (800) 383-0269
             info@mtiindustries.com

				
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